How Your Diet Affects Your Eye Health

Last Updated on August 14, 2020 by Ellen Christian

Have you been wondering how your diet supports eye health? It’s no secret that what we eat really does play a part in how healthy we are. I’m sure that you’ve noticed on days that you don’t eat as well, you don’t feel well. That’s one of the ways that our body tells us to pay attention to what we’re doing. 

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How Your Diet Supports Eye Health and What's Missing

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Diet Supports Eye Health

We pay attention to what we eat, how active we are, and what types of lifestyle choices we make. It only makes sense that we pay attention to choices that impact our eye health. Many people don’t realize that what they eat can directly impact their eye health, but it does.

Even if you make great healthy food choices 90% of the time, it’s almost impossible to get enough nutrients needed to adequately protect and improve your vision. That’s why it’s so important to supplement your diet with an eye vitamin that has dietary zeaxanthin and lutein, such as EyePromise Vizual Edge.

These nutrients are found in your eye and they build pigment which protects your vision from harmful blue light and other things that can harm the quality of your vision. They help protect your vision like sunglasses protect the surface of your eyes. These nutrients also mitigate the progression of various age-related eye issues and help you feel more comfortable driving at night.

How Your Diet Supports Eye Health and What's Missing

Foods that Support Eye Health

Now that you know why you need zeaxanthin and lutein, here are a few foods that you should eat to help your eyes stay healthy.

Colorful Fruits and Vegetables – Eat plenty of carrots, tomatoes, bell peppers, strawberries, pumpkin, corn, and cantaloupe. They supply Vitamins A and C and carotenoids that are thought to decrease the risk of many eye diseases.

Leafy Greens – Leafy greens like spinach, kale, and collard greens are packed with Zeaxanthin and Lutein which are important pigments found in the macula of the eye. You can also find this in broccoli, peas, and avocados.

Omega-3s – You can find Omega-3 Fatty Acids in fish (like salmon, halibut, and tuna), walnuts and flax seeds. They are important to overall eye health. Studies show that women who consumed seafood 2 to 4 times a week showed a decrease in their risk of occasional dry eyes by 45%.

Low Glycemic Index Foods – Foods with a low glycemic index (like quinoa, brown rice, whole oats, and whole grains) contain Vitamin E, zinc, and niacin. They help promote overall eye health.

Bioflavonoids – Kidney beans, black-eyed peas, and lentils are sources of bioflavonoids and zinc which are thought to help support retinal health.

No matter how careful you are, it’s nearly impossible to get enough of each of these foods each day to protect and improve your vision. Taking an eye vitamin with these nutrients is vital as you age.

10 thoughts on “How Your Diet Affects Your Eye Health”

  1. So happy I eat all these foods. Carrots here go on sale sometimes 5 pounds for 99 cents so I eat a ton of them (not organic though). I eat lentils a lot since they are inexpensive and quick to prepare but didn't think about them helping my eyes! That red gingham lid really caught my eye and need to look for them. My Ball drinking glasses didn't come with lids since they were on clearance, but I found that the peanut butter jar container lids fit perfectly! I will have to look for lids to buy for the Ball wide-mouth drinking jars though.
    • So great that you are already eating these foods! Those Ball lids are super cute. You can find the lids here with a hole for a straw! They are so handy
  2. I never thought about how my diet affects my eye health. This is good to know. I plan on reading up on it because of how important it is to know these things especially when it comes to health
  3. I am careful with diet and eat all of these things regularly, but I had never made a connection with eye health. I am glad to know. I have read that people with blue eye (me) are more susceptible to eye damage.
  4. I have always heard that carrots were good for your eyes but I have never heard about the rest. This was great information. Thanks!
  5. I only really knew about carrots being good for your eyes from childhood. Interesting to learn fish and beans are good too.

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